2015 Spring Quilt Market ( Part Two)

Part Two of Market review brings you even more gorgeous sights from so many designers!  The amount of talent and passion for the quilting arts under that one roof is staggering!  Come along and see what else Market had to offer!

Our first stop was to visit with Darlene Zimmerman to see her sweet new line “Naptime” for Robert Kaufman Fabrics!  Darlene had this darling hand crank machine in her booth and it really works!

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It did not take long at all to find this lovely booth by Jill Shaulis from Yellow Creek Quilt Designs for Windham Fabrics filled completely with fantastic quilts both large and small.

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Another Windham Fabrics favorite is Heather Ross and her newest collection “Tiger Lily.”  Five of the prints in this collection are also available in cotton lawn.IMG_0246

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And, of course, Market would juts not BE Market without seeing Moda Designer and Aurifil expert Pat Sloan!

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Also in the Moda area were the dynamic duo Minick and Simpson!

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And check out this spectacular beauty shown during the Aurifil schoolhouse!  Alex is behind helping hold this amazing quilt up!

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Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham Fabrics shared her bright and happy collection Hazel!

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Gudrun from GE Designs displayed gorgeous minis and table runners to share so many possibilities for you to try! IMG_0180

That is a wrap for Market Part Two!  Look for Part Three tomorrow to see even more fabulous quilts fabrics and designers!

2015 International Quilt Market ( Part One)

Three days is not enough time to take in all of the incredible and inspirational products revealed during International Quilt Market!  Quilt Market is the best the industry has to offer every Spring and Fall to the shops that will be choosing and stocking these items!  It is very similar to the Spring and Fall collections in the high fashion industry.  No runway but with the beautiful fabrics, threads, machines and oh so much in between there is plenty of eye candy!  We walked around the Market floor to grab some sneak peaks into what will be coming to a quilt shop near you!  This is only a small offering of what was presented.

So let’s get on with some previews starting with these stunning Aurifil threads!

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Angela Walters has a beautiful new fabric line “Drawn” for Robert Kaufman Fabrics and a lovely Aurifil 50 wt collection to coordinate!

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Birch Fabrics had sweet elephants, baby garments, cushions, and bags filling their booth to the top with great sewing projects!  Their new 40wt Aurifil collection is perfect for knits and items that will have heavier use.

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The Andover Fabrics booth had an amazing display with Alison Glass Design’s fabrics

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And who does not love Little House on the Prairie? Andover is bring back the beloved fabrics for us all to enjoy!

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Moda Fabrics had loads of lovely fabrics and was flush with designers ready to answer any questions you could have about their new collections!

Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree had a sweet booth for her newest collection “Farmhouse”

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Joanna also has a new collection of patterns for mini quilts that can be made fast and easy to collect or give as gifts!

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American Jane, Sandy Klop, LOVES her Aurifil 40wt and uses it for EVERYTHING!  Sandy’s new collection Lorriane is a fantastic array of colors with a French Provence feel! The air balloon quilt was simply amazing!

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Vanessa Christenson does it again with her new line “Simply Colorful!”  Vanessa has a brilliant talent of making the most of bold solid color in her fabrics, Aurifil threads and her new book series for Lucky Spool Publishing.

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More photos will be coming soon!

Aurifil 2015 May Designer of the Month Lynn Harris

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Welcome to our 2015 Designer of the Month program,  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan!

Our April mini is by Designer Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen. Besides being a wonderful designer with her first book just out, she is an amazing photographer. What I love about Lynn’s work is the COLOR! She makes amazing quilts with loads of color and lots of resting area to see it. She also does great things with scraps, which is what her new book is all about.  I highly recommend you start following her website to see what life on the farm for a modern day quilter is all about!  In my interview we’ll get a glimpse of this and I tell you I’m hooked on Lynn’s designs and site!

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We continue our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). We will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE

Let’s get to know Lynn!

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Sis Boom Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Twice a year our friends at Sew Mama Sew organize a great way for everyone to have a fun time by offering a collection of hundreds of giveaways from blogs from everywhere!  Aurifil loves to participate in this twice a year event to share with you the opportunity to win the finest threads made in Italy!  Make sure to go and check out some of the other brilliant giveaways being offered through Sew Mama Sew!

For this giveaway, we will be offering something that is fresh off the Auripress!  Not even in available in shops! Fancy Threads is the newest collection of 40wt Aurifil thread beautifully put together by the FABULOUS designer Jennifer Paganelli from Sis Boom!

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“Sis Boom by Jennifer Paganelli is the inspiration distilled from several lives: Jennifer’s youth in the Great Lakes region of the US, her adolescence spent in the vibrant Caribbean, her college years in traditional New England, followed by career-building in the clamor of New York City. Today, she and her company are located in the leafy rolling countryside of the Northeast. The Sis Boom collection includes over 200 fabric designs, two Chronicle published crafting books, a range of home decor products, PDF sewing patterns, an online shop and a fun-filled blog!”

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“The Sis Boom Collection, its name adopted from her childhood nickname given to her by her twin brother, defies easy categorization. With unusual artistry and a love of texture and a blend of vivid colors, Jennifer uses tag sales, flea markets and European sources as a starting point to create her art.
Jennifer’s connection to all things vintage forms the basis of her textile work. She clearly identifies with their strong, saturated and lively color and seeks to incorporate these elements into her various fabric lines for Free Spirit.”

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So here is your chance to WIN a Jennifer Paganelli Sis Boom “Fancy Threads”  Aurifil 40wt collection of your very own filled with Jennifer’s personal favorites!

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This giveaway is open to all of our international friends!

The giveaway will close Sunday, May 10 at 5 p.m. PST.

The winner will be chosen randomly and will receive notification through email by Wednesday, May 13. The winner announcement will be posted in this original post.

Simply follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter for your chance to WIN !  Good luck and happy sewing!!

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What’s It All About Alex Veronelli?

Aurifil was started with the idea of connecting to and building relationships with customers. Through those relationships Aurifil has been able to provide the best product on the market today.  Aurifil is the only thread available exclusively through local quilt shops or select online shops. In this way, we hear directly from the shops and their customers what they love and what needs to be changed.  You cannot get better quality assurance! 10891764_10206686295099867_680196916765110011_n For the past year, Alex has been traveling the United States visiting Official Aurifil Quilt Shops to spend time with the shop owners and quilters themselves to share what makes Aurifil so wonderful!  He has designed a lecture that both educates and entertains the participants with behind the scenes video of the Aurifil manufacturing process from conception to the shelves in your local shop.  Also included in these sessions are Aurifil goodies and giveaways! Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 11.37.45 AM Be the first to hear about Aurifil’s new products, innovations, promotions and much more! Receive tips on recommended thread weights and care instructions for all of your sewing projects. Enjoy an inspirational collection of artworks produced by world renowned designers using Aurifil threads.  And sometimes local Aurifil Designers ( Pat Sloan and Kimberly Einmo in Kelly Ann’s Quilting shown above) even show up just for fun! 11042298_10206595991962345_4829391766139609577_n People are loving the lectures and learning so much!  These are comments left from last week’s lecture in Florida at The Dragonfly Quilt Shop! “A very informative and interesting presentation by Alex Veronelli. Thanks so much had a wonderful time and what beautiful thread!!” ~ Debra in FL “Thanks Christina Fratcher for having Alex Veronelli to your shop. There was so much to learn and the presentation was awesome.” ~Rosemary Alex’s next lectures will be in May in Minnesota!  Make sure to call the shop to reserve your spotFriday May 8th Bear Patch Quilting Co. 2199 4th Street White Bear Lake, MN 55110 phone: 651-429-1039 info@bearpatchquilting.com http://www.bearpatchquilting.com/ 1st lecture 10:00 am to 11:30 am 2nd lecture 1:30 pm to 03:00 pm Saturday May 9th Pine Needles Quilt & Sew 1300 Salem Road SW Rochester, MN 55902 507-226-8480 http://www.pnqs.net/ info@pnqs.net 1st lecture 10:00 am to 11:30 am 2nd lecture 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm Monday May 11th Blue Bamboo 12865 Industrial Park Blvd Plymouth, Minnesota invisiliz@gmail.com 763-744-1105 or 800-323-1105 http://www.mybluebamboo.com/ 1st lecture 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm Tuesday May 12th QUILTER’S HAVEN 2930 146th Street Suite 108 Rosemount, MN 55068 Telephone: 651-322-7071 Email Us: quilthav@frontiernet.net http://www.quiltershavenmn.com/ 1st lecture 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm The next lectures are already being scheduled and posted in Arizona, Massachusetts and wherever the wind takes him! To keep tuned in to the event schedule please visit Alex Veronelli’s Events Page.

Aurifil Special Petfinder Foundation Collection and Giveaway! {Winners announced}

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”
George Eliot

Animals are a part of so many lives. In the lives of Quilters, you can see the love in photos posted of cats and dogs in sewing rooms, lying comfortably on quilts,  and sometimes even helping to choose fabric, thread or at the sewing machine. These animals are loved deeply and cared for by wonderful people.

Not all pets are fortunate enough in their lives to have caregivers to show them the love and respect they need to thrive. Some animals are either displaced due to an unfortunate event or sometimes are neglected or abused and need to be rescued. In either case, the animals need a good and loving “forever home.” A place where their past can be met with the care and concern for them to learn how to trust again. The Petfinder Foundation is a non-profit organization created to help bring together these animals with people that will be loving caregivers.

“The Petfinder Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that supports the shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. Our mission is to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home.”

The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) established a program with the Petfinder Foundation to help animals after disasters. The program began after Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 when The Quilt Pattern Magazine put out a call to its readers to make Kennel Quilts including free patterns on their site to help comfort animals in shelters affected by the hurricane. Over 100 Kennel Quilts were sent from all over the US, Canada and even England. Because of the overwhelming response, the Petfinder Foundation and TQPM decided to make this an ongoing venture. To date over 1300 Kennel Quilts have been sent to shelters affected by disasters in 12 states. In the Fall of 2014, Aurifil was completely thrilled with the idea of creating the perfect collection including “pet colors” to help out this worthwhile cause.”
Aurifil is honored to partner with Petfinder Foundation and The Quilt Pattern Magazine to offer an Aurifil thread collection like no other we have presented. This beautiful collection of Aurifil colors in 50wt thread has been put together to benefit pets in need of finding their perfect home. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will help to support the Petfinder.com website. The site provides access to helping to locate either rescue or shelter animals in your area.  The search is not limited to dogs and cats alone. If you find that chinchillas or a lovely Eclectus is more your ideal pet, you can find those as well.  The Small Kennel Quilt Thread Kit is currently available in local quilt shops or can be requested by your local quilt shop from their favorite distributor.

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Meet Gary, the adorable furry baby of Aurifil CEO, Elena Gregotti.  Gary is a rescue dog and is loved by all of the members of the Aurifil family! Elena shares his amazing story from neglect to a happy home!

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“Gary, our beloved rescue dog has been a part of the family for just over 2 years. He’s a happy and charismatic dog with a great personality.

However, before his days of chasing lizards in the Aurifil garden he lived in Serbia, where he was un-loved and terribly abused.

Luckily for Gary, one of our family friends whom originally is from Serbia but now lives in Italy, rescued him and brought him to Milano. She posted a photograph of Gary on Facebook asking for help in re-homing him and my husband saw him and knew he had to live in our home.

We fell in love with Gary and contacted our friend, he joined our family on November 18th 2012, at first he was unhappy, timid, petrified of men and never played. In the past two years he has settled in, learnt to trust again and enjoys long evening walks around the city, spending his days being swooned over by the Aurifil office family and long summer vacations in the Tuscan countryside.”

Nan Baker from Quilt Pattern Magazine is helping the cause by making available a free tutorial for Kennel Quilts using Island Batik Fabrics for kitten and cats on Purrfect Spots! Nan shared this adorable photo of Penny on a Kennel Quilt she made.

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“I am happy to report that Penny was at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region until the day this picture was taken. She got adopted that day to her furever home! Was this a coincidence? I don’t think so!

I just love happy endings, don’t you?”

In an effort to promote this special collection for a cause, Aurifil, The Quilt Pattern Magazine and Island Batik Fabrics have put together a knock your socks off giveaway package!  There will not only one but Three winners!  Each winner receive a special bundle of an Aurifil Small Kennel Thread Kit Collection, a fat quarter bundle of 12 fantastic Island Batik fabrics and a one year subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine!

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This giveaway is open internationally and will close to new entries on 24 March 2015, 11pm EST. Three random winners will be chosen and announced on or about 26 March 2015.

Thank you everyone for sharing stories and participating in this event to promote a very worthy cause!

Congratulations to the winners!

Kathleen McCormick

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Aurifil 2015 Designer of the Month Kimberly Jolly

Aurifil March 2015 Designer of the Month Kimberly Jolly

Welcome to our 2015 Designer of the Month program,  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan!

Our March mini is a wonderful scrap busting project!  Designer and shop owner Kimberly Jolly shares her March mini with us, we are so lucky this year!  Kimberly is a busy designer with a shop, pattern designs and charity projects. I’m delighted to be sewing ‘Snapshots’ along with her to benefit St. Jude’s children’s center. Kimberly’s charity work is inspirational.

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She  was born and raised in Austin, TX. .. now doesn’t that look like a FUN city?

On May 26, 2011 I chatted with Kimberly and you can listen to it right HERE on your computer!

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We continue our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). We will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE

Let’s get to know Kimberly!

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When was your FIRST quilt sighting? Did it inspire you to start quilting? If not, what did?

I have always loved quilts, thread and textiles since childhood, so it’s impossible to remember which one came first.  My granny taught me to crochet when I was five and I have always loved granny squares.  I had always dreamed of learning to quilt and made it come true once I was out of college.  The first quilt I ever made was a blue and yellow log cabin.  I’ve learned so much since then, but it still has a special place in my heart.  I handquilted it and the stitches leave a lot to be desired.

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When you go to a quilt show, what types of quilts are you drawn to? 

I am drawn to vintage-y quilts of all kinds, pre-Civil War quilts and feedsack quilts especially.  Oh, and Amish quilts too!  They have a certain simplicity that I’m drawn too.  It could just be simple sawtooth stars or Irish Chains, but that back-to-the-basics simplicity is my true quilt love.

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Did you have a career prior to making art, and what was it?

I was a CPA before quilts became my profession.  I do employ that knowledge to run my businesses (Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma), but this is so much more fulfilling.

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What is your favorite place to visit in your hometown? 

The Hey Cupcake! trailer is a mainstay for me and my kids, and we have a weekly family dinner at El Gallo, which I’ve been going to since I was a child.  My husband Kevin and I like to go to UT games during football season(Go Longhorns!).

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What does your studio look like, and what would you change in it? 

My studio is actually getting a makeover right now, so I don’t have any photos, but MAN I’m going to be so organized!  That means lots of shelving and using up previously unused space.

It also doubles as my home office, so I also have a computer and TV in there. (tshirts here)

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Do you have a GREAT storage, organization, or label making tip?

I store all of my fabrics in wire baskets similar to this.  I also have a handy cart from IKEA for my UFOs.  I like having my UFOs out in the open so there is more motivation to finish my projects.

My good friend Lori Holt taught me how to make her design boards (tutorial: here) which I use to hold my fabrics in place while I plan my quilts.

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Then of course, Alphabitties are my cute way of labeling fabrics as I cut

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and I need to share our Mystery coming soon! Details HERE (… one block is MINE! pat sloan)

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What are your 3 favorite colors of Aurifil thread? 

2000 (http://www.fatquartershop.com/aurifil-beige-100-cotton-mako-spool-thread) and 2610 (http://www.fatquartershop.com/aurifil-gray-100-cotton-mako-spool-thread) are my favorite colors to piece with.  I’ve started using the Invisible Monofilament thread to quilt, too! (http://www.fatquartershop.com/aurifil-clear-invisible-spool-thread)

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Anything else you’d like to share? 

I know you, Pat, are already sewing with us, but I can’t urge everyone enough to sew the Snapshots quilt with us!  This is a free quilt-along program we’re offering that benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please join us, Read all the details HERE

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We’re also finishing up Lori Holt’s next book, Farm Girl Vintage (http://www.itssewemma.com/farm-girl-vintage-book), that releases in April.

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What about your Month Inspired your Quilt Block?

After sewing my Snapshots quilt, I wanted to use up my leftover Daysail scraps.  Bonnie and Camille fabric always makes my heart go pitter-patter, no matter how much I’ve sewn with it already!  Going along with my love of simple blocks, my mini is made with simple half-square triangles and flying geese.  Each ring gets to show off its own color, and the slightly off-centeredness makes it feel fresh.  I hope you love it!

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And a few on the light side

  • Favorite TV show  –  My current must-watch is Married at First Sight.
  • The snack you crave –  Not a snack, but I love sweet tea.
  • The Color you have always LOVED –  Pink.  It’s happy and girly.  I just painted two accent walls in my office bright pink! (here is Alex Visiting Kimberly at her office!

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Here is my Mini!

I have a little tip for being sure you do not lose your points.. it’s HERE

Are you on Facebook? I have a fantastic quilt group with the most incredible show and tell going on! You should see it! JOIN me HERE … I’d love to meet you!

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The winner this month is Tessmontana… She wins a Thread kit!

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Aneela Hoey free Blooms pattern and an Aurifil Floss Giveaway!

February is National Embroidery Month and Aurifil thought it would be appropriate to finish up the month with a free embroidery pattern by the very talented designer Aneela Hoey and a heavenly Aurifil floss GIVEAWAY!

If you have not tried Aurifil embroidery floss you are in for a real treat!  Aurifloss is six strands of  30/2wt  thread pre-wound on lovely wooden spools, no need to fuss with untangling and rewinding floss! The embroidery floss is available in all 270 delicious colours including a variety of variegated perfect for all of your projects.

Aneela Hoey is one of the best embroidery pattern designers in the industry today!  Her designs can be found on her website and in her book Little Stitches.  She has a style that is simple and sweet that appeals to everyone.  She designed a free pdf pattern “blooms” for you to end this month of celebration in hand stitching style.

“Aneela Hoey studied printed textiles at Winchester School of Art and worked in design studios in London and New York before becoming a Moda designer in 2011. All her designs begin as doodles in her sketchbook mostly inspired by her two young daughters who also like to give her plenty of ideas for what she should draw! Aneela is author of the embroidery book Little Stitches published by Stash Books. She loves sew and tries to make as many quilts as she possibly can. You can catch up with Aneela on her blog comfortstitching or on Instagram as aneelahoey.”

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If you are not sure what Aurifloss colours to try, Aneela has her suggestions based on what she has been reaching for in her stash!

“My favourite aurifloss colours – Right now my absolute favourite is 1133, its a rusty yellow sort of colour but looks so pretty with everything. Other favs include 1104, 2220, 2145, 1318 and 2240. I have a bit of a thing for yellow, orange and coral colours at the moment.’

 

To help with the best results with your embroidery, Aneela offers these tips:

1. For best results, use good fabric. You can’t go wrong with quilting cotton, either in a shade of white or a pale solid. Linen bases are also a good alternative.
2. Always use a hoop. Place your fabric in the hoop and tighten it without stretching the fabric.
3. Use embroidery needles – These are widely available from sewing shops and I find them especially useful as they have a longer eye which makes it a whole lot easier to thread your floss through.
4. One of the things I love most about embroidery is that you can make it as simple or complicated as you like. Always just go with how you feel – stick with just one stitch for a piece if that’s what you want to do. Or go to town and use a whole heap of different stitches. Learn some new ones or stick to what you know, it’s up to you!

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The free Aneela Hoey PDF pattern Blooms is available through this link  blooms embroidery pattern

 

 

To help get you started on this lovely stitching project we are giving away to one lucky winner two Aurifil embroidery floss collections one  Lynn Krawczyk Inked  and one Sara Lawson Fantasia. That is two collections making 20 wooden spools of Aurifil goodness for you to start off or add to your stash!  This giveaway is open internationally and a random winner will be chosen and announced on or about 08 March 2015.  There are many options to enter for your chance to win by visiting Rafflecopter

 

 

 

Aurifil 2015 Designer of the Month Joanna Figueroa

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Welcome to our 2015 Designer of the Month program,  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan!

Our fantastic year of Mini’s rolls into February with Joanna Figueroa the designer behind Figtree & Co.  Joanna has an amazing style and I feel pretty lucky to be on the Moda design team with her. Her beautiful soft colored fabric always make their way into my stash.   Her company is based in a small town named San Leandro in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joanna told me it’s a great little place, now I want to visit!.

I chatted with Joanna about minis, sew and flip and other fun things on 10/24/11 and 10/6/14 at my All Quilting podcast

And let me give you a heads up, you are about to see the most beautiful photos of quilts you have ever seen. Joanna is an amazing photographer…

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We continue our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). We will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE

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Celebrate National Embroidery Month

Febuary is National Embroidery Month!  Aurifil would like to kick off this month of celebration with beautiful embroidery works created by Sheena Norquay and a giveaway of her unique hand embroidery Aurifil collection!  Embroidery is part of history in every corner of the world and includes Redwork, Candlewick, Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko, and Blackwork.   This wonderful art form can be seen on quilts, clothing, leather, bags and many other places. It is a task that can be taken with you easily and can be a quick project when needed. Embroidery can also be a a fun time passer for teens or older children. Please join us in celebrating the joy of embroidery!

 

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Unknown  Sheena is well known for her natural approach to design with her inspirations coming from the shapes, lines and colors of her surroundings.      Sheena teaches numerous workshops in the art of quilting.  ” I am also interested in using quilted lines to create graceful movement, sculptural shapes and decorative patterns. Inspiration comes from relief sculpture, circles, patterns in nature, man made patterns and decoration on other textiles. Most of the lines are free machine quilted, a technique which is my specialty. It is fascinating how the surface of the quilt comes alive with the quilting.”

Along with her expertise in teaching, Sheena has three previous Aurifil thread collections filled with the most delightful color combinations!  Autumn Collection, Seascape Collection and Zingy are all  50wt thread and perfect for all piecing and quilting projects.

 

 

 

Her newest thread collection Linen and Lace is a combination of different thread weights and materials offered on small spools perfect for hand work both at home and on the go.  “Linen and Lace collection was inspired by vintage embroideries. It has a limited colour palette but gives the hand stitcher a chance to try 4 types of threads. I have used the cotton floss mainly for embroidery and in some of the samples I have blended 2 or 3 colours together, using 6 strands at a time. The cotton no. 12, linen and wool have been used for embroidery but also for quilting.”

 

 

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Included in this collection:

Ten small spools:  Three Cotton 12wt,  three Linen , three six strand embroidery floss, and one wool 12wt

Colors:
Cotton    1231 – 5021 – 2021
Floss       1231 – 2024 – 1320
Linen     2024 – 5011 – 1320
Wool      8021

 

These artworks were created by Sheena from her collection Linen and Lace.  “Most of the following samples are smaller size and can be stitched during train journeys or watching TV – great fun to do.”  The different threads provide a beautiful texture to your embroidery. They also produce visually exciting stitching from the variations in the sheen of the threads that can be described as a matte ( wool 12wt and linen), eggshell ( floss) and satin ( cotton 12wt).

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The giveaway will include one Aurifil Linen and Lace Collection to one winner!

To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment  answering  the question, “Where is your favourite place to find inspiration?”

This giveaway opportunity is open to international entries.  This giveaway will close February 10, 2015  at 11PM  EST.  A random winner be chosen and announced on or about  Feb 12 on this original post.  If you are a no reply blogger please leave your email in one of your comments ( do not add an additional comment).  Good luck!